Mineral is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 483 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mineral is the 313th largest community in Virginia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mineral is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.67% of the Mineral workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mineral is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mineral who work in office and administrative support (13.54%), sales jobs (9.38%), and management occupations (6.25%).
In Mineral, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Mineral does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Mineral is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.79% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mineral in 2010 was $19,759, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,036 for a family of four. However, Mineral contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mineral is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mineral home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mineral residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mineral include English, German, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mineral is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.